The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced sites for the Singapore Temple and the Modesto California Temple.
The locations were published Monday, Oct. 10, on ChurchofJesusChrist.org, along with maps of both temple sites. Exterior renderings have yet to be released for both temples, with groundbreaking dates to be announced in the future.
A two-story temple of approximately 18,000 square feet will be built on a 1-acre lot at 233 Pasir Panjang Road in Singapore. A meetinghouse and arrival center is be constructed adjacent to the temple.
The Singapore Temple will be the first for the sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia and will serve members there and in other countries in the region. Detailed design plans for the temple are still being developed.
At April 2021 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced a temple for Singapore, Republic of Singapore. Visiting there a year and a half earlier during a November 2019 world ministry, President Nelson told attending Latter-day Saints: “Now you may wonder if the President of the Church is going to say anything about a temple in Singapore. That is all I am going to say, but I will tell you this: we yearn for the day that we will have a temple in Singapore.”
Rather than a city and country or state name like most of the Church’s temples, it will be known simply as the Singapore Temple.
Missionary work in Singapore started in 1968, with the Church having a cosmopolitan mix of members from Chinese, Malaysian, Indian, European and other ethnic and national backgrounds who have been drawn to Singapore and its hub of commerce, educational and cultural opportunities.
Modesto California Temple
With plans calling for a single-story edifice of approximately 30,000 square feet, the temple will be built on a 17.63-acre site next to an existing meetinghouse at 4300 Dale Road, in Modesto, California.
President Nelson announced a temple for Modesto in April 2022 general conference. The temple will be California’s 10th.
The state is home to more than 730,000 Latter-day Saints in nearly 1,200 congregations. Other California temples including the operating Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Redlands, Oakland, San Diego, Sacramento and Fresno temples, with the Feather River and Yorba Linda temples under construction.